Thames Valley - return to practice programmes

The Return to Practice programme:

If you have been a registered nurse previously and wish to return to the profession then you may need to undertake a Return to Practice programme.  The programme is essentially a period of updating your skills and knowledge so that you can become re-registered and return to work in nursing.

The courses will take approximately three months to complete, although some people may take longer depending on clinical placement hours required and the length of time out of practice and length of time previously in practice. The courses will also be flexible to fit around existing commitments, such as childcare.

How is the course funded?

Health Education England Thames Valley will provide a one off contribution of £500 to Nurses Returning to Practice to assist with costs and expenses such as purchasing books, car parking, child care etc.

Health Education England Thames Valley will also pay for the course for returnees as well as contribute to placement costs.

Other questions you may have are answered at http://comeback.hee.nhs.uk/Find-Out-More

How do I apply?

Applications and any queries relating to Return to Practice programmes should be directed to Angela Keen at HEETV: returntopractice@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk 


Universities which run the Return to Practice programme:

University of West London

Contact: Iris Mitchell                      

Email address: Iris.mitchell@uwl.ac.uk

Contact Iris for details of forthcoming courses.

http://nwl.hee.nhs.uk/files/2014/09/University-of-West-London.pdf


University of Bedfordshire                                

Contacts: Marvelle Brown

Email addresses: marvelle.brown@beds.ac.uk 

Contact Marvelle for details of forthcoming courses. 

http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/courses/heacar/undergraduate-short-courses/return-to-professional-practice-nursing


University of Northampton

Contact officer: Ros Wray                                                                    

Email address: Ros.Wray@northampton.ac.uk

Contact Ros for details of forthcoming courses. 

http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/courses-by-subject/health/return-to-professional-practice


Oxford Brookes University                                                    

Contact officer: Elizabeth Jestico

Email address: ejestico@brookes.ac.uk or returntopractice@brookes.ac.uk

Contact Elizabeth for details of forthcoming courses. 

http://www.chc.brookes.ac.uk/courses/post-qualifying/sc/return-practice


Bucks New University                                                                                                                 

Contact officer: Lynn Vitage                       

Email address: lynn.vitage@bucks.ac.uk

Contact Lynn for details of forthcoming courses. 

https://bucks.ac.uk/courses/professional_and_cpd/ZP1RPA1/


Recruitment Open Days and events:

University of West London

Venue: Ealing site  

Telephone: 0800 036 8888, and select option 2.

Email: courses@uwl.ac.uk

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University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU

For more information call 01582 743512   email: opendays@beds.ac.uk

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University of Northampton

For visit opportunities, please contact us to discuss further.          

Venue: Silverstone Building, University of Northampton, Park Campus, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL

Call 01604 893748  or email: events@northampton.ac.uk​​ or study@northampton.ac.uk

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Oxford Brookes University  

For more information on university events, please contact the Events Team on 01865 484864 or email: events@brookes.ac.uk

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Bucks New University

Venue: Buckinghamshire New university, High Wycombe Campus, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ

Contact the university for details of open days. 

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List of Trusts and Organisations offering Return to Practice course placements:

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Amersham Hospital
Whielden Street
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0JD
UK
01494 734073

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

57-59, Bath Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 2BA
UK
0118 950 3094

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters
Warneford Hospital
Warneford Lane
Headington
Oxford
OX3 7JX
UK
01865 901000

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Headington
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX3 9DU
UK
0845 293 2898

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

London Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 5AN
UK
0118 322 5353

Wexham Park Hospital

Wexham
Slough
Berkshire
SL2 4HL

01753 633000

Central and North West London NHS Trust (community) & Milton Keynes Hospital

138 Chadwick Dr,

Milton Keynes,

Buckinghamshire

MK6 5LS

01908 608600

 

The Manor Hospital 

Beech Road

Oxford

OX3 7RP

01865 989963

 


 

HEE local office return to practice lead:

Angela Keen, Education Commissioning Manager 

Email: angela.keen@thamesvalley.hee.nhs.uk

 

All other enquiries

 

Email: ReturnToPractice@wm.hee.nhs.uk

RtP National Line: 0121 695 2221


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